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DissertationSeizing victory from the jaws of deterrence: preservation and public memory of America’s Nike air defense missile systemSmoley, John KnuteThis dissertation explores the historic preservation and public memory of America’s Nike air defense missile program. To defend against nuclear attacks delivered by Soviet bombers in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s the United States constructed a massive air . . .
DissertationSandul, Paul Jason Prescott“Harvesting Suburbs” attempts to provide an understanding that agricultural communities in California represent a unique rural suburban type labeled here as “agriburbs.” Such an understanding deepens an appreciation for both the growth and development . . .
DissertationEnriching representation: finding the voice and perspective of children in California history museumsInloes, Tory Dawn SwimThis dissertation explores how California history museums represent the history of children and childhood. This work is inspired by earlier studies in the fields of anthropology, sociology, museum studies, and public history that question and analyze . . .